#Facebookdown Crisis (Sort of) Freaks Out Denver Press, World Media

Panicky tweets below.
Panicky tweets below.

The recently repaired Facebook outage shouldn't have been that big a deal in Colorado, given that it mainly took place overnight. Nonetheless, local press figures took to Twitter anyhow to express their shock/prompt some laughs, as did social-media addicts on the other side of the planet, who had it far worse.

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For 9News' Kyle Clark, the temporary shutdown put him in the uncomfortable position of communicating with loved ones face to face....

...and the prospect of more services cratering produced a particularly apocalyptic frame of mind:

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More optimistic about the future was 7News' Marshall Zelinger....

...and without Facebook, he re-discovered an old friend:

In Australia, the time difference meant #Facebookdown took place in something like prime time, and Anthony Segaert, social-media manager for The Global Panorama, didn't take it well:

His advice in this time of uncertainty?

Australia's Mamamia Twitter account, as overseen by editor Jamila Rizvi, also expressed fear that the virtual sky was falling....

...before finding a more productive way to pass the time -- via #Facebookdown haiku. Soon thereafter, Mamamia rediscovered the beauty of nature....

...but was disturbed to discover what was happening on another social-media platform.

Nine months from now, will there be a #Facebookdown-inspired baby boom? Tinder users will be the first to know.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.


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